Invista revisits nylon 6,6 plans for China


Invista is moving forward with plans to construct a specialty chemicals and nylon 6,6 manufacturing facility at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, reinitiating work it had temporarily abandoned during the global slowdown.

Invista is currently in the project engineering phase, starting work on an environmental impact assessment that will be completed by the end of 2011. The company expects to begin plant construction in 2012 with production in phases beginning in 2014. The company announced its intention to enter the Chinese market at Chinaplas 2010.

The plant will use Invista's proprietary butadiene-based technology to produce hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and adiponitrile (ADN), and other specialty chemicals, in addition to nylon 6,6 polymer. The company claims to be the world's largest producer of Nylon 6,6, pointing to a to a 2010 capacity report from the PCI Nylon Yellowbook....
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